This week, Australia’s Herald Sun reported that Home and Away soap star Esther Anderson would be playing a lesbian next year. Apparently, her character, Charlie Buckton, is about to come out.
I don’t know much about the Aussie soap, so I looked up Charlie Buckton’s official profile on Home and Away to see if I could flesh out any hints that she might be a lesbian. It only took three seconds before my gaydar was going haywire.
These are all direct quotes. Charlie Buckton is:
Do you need more evidence that she’s a big, big gaymo? OK, how about some pictures.
Buckton rocking the baseball cap:
Working the black tank top:
Playing stern in a uniform:
Enjoying a dyke-y sport:
Dorking around in a hoodie:
But StuntDouble, you’re saying, you’re lesbian profiling and exacerbating stereotypes!
Yes, I am, and I rest my case.